1990 BMW E30 325i s52 M3 swapped 3 series

US $9,500.00
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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: BMW
Model: 3-Series
Trim: 325i
Year: 1990
Mileage: 250000
VIN: WBAAA1317LEC68093
Color: Blue
Engine: S52 In-line 6 from 1999 M3
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear

1990 BMW 3-Series 325i

Due to winning bidder on previous eBay auction never paying the deposit or contacting to arrange pickup/shipping, the car is back up for sale.


1990 BMW 325i an S52 engine swap from a 1999 M3.


Car was originally Alpine White. It was in horrific shape when I purchased it with many dents, bacon strips, poorly rolled fenders, surface rust spots, ill-fitted/improper air suspension setup (death trap), with several shades of rattle-can paint. I decided to fix some body issues, shave the door locks, side mouldings, and wrapped it with Avery Dennison Gloss Light Blue vinyl, painted some of the intricate areas (such as the lower valances and windshield cowl) with a color match automotive paint, and replaced a seemingly endless list of seals, clips, mouldings, and trim pieces. It is far from perfect, but as non-concours e30’s go, this one is pretty clean.


I have countless hours and well over $12,000 of documented parts/upgrades in it not including the swap (which I realize I can’t get back) including:


From previous owner: “Engine swap from low mileage s52 from 1999 E36 M3

M50 manifold

Magnaflow exhaust

uuc lightened flywheel with clutch stop

E36 window switches

///M stitched shift and e-brake boots

Euro grills

Euro map light

Euro cluster

Euro check control panel

HID headlights”


From current owner:

Ground control coil overs

Slotted Stop tech rotors and pads, lines, etc.

Five (5) ESM bbs replica wheels

Five (5) 225/45R-16 DUNLOP DIREZZA ZII STAR SPEC tires

M3 style fiberglass rear wing (not installed)

strut tower brace

New front wheel bearing hub assemblies

KA motors CAI

rear wheel bearings

rear shock reinforcement plates

DTM Fiberwerkz Carson fiber hood (protected with suntek ultra 10 year paint protection film to keep it from fading and scratching)

DTM Fiberwerkz carbon fiber trunk (protected with suntek ultra 10 year paint protection film to keep it from fading and scratching)

DTM Fiberwerkz carbon fiber mirrors

new carpet

reupholstered leather sport seats

Extra set of front recaro cloth seats

Castro Motorsport air box

Hartge repro dead pedal

New oem seatbelt receptacles

VAC ALUMINUM front floor pans

Delrin shift knob

aluminum door cards (not installed)

All new trim including rear bumper trim, new front fenders, is side skirts, new grille, new rocker mouldings, new gas cap hanger.

Replaced oil pan and gasket/o rings, custom engine cover by IND Distribution.

BimmerWorld Front Suspension Overhaul including Kits Powerflex Polyurethane bushings and new tie rod assemblies.

Reknown Steering wheel with M stitching. (Also have an mtechnic 2 steering wheel). Alpine CD player with aux

Momo steering wheel hub adapter.

MOMO steering wheel Quick disconnect hub.


Notes to consider and/or answer some frequently asked questions:


-Exhaust could stand to be re-worked to make it hang higher up in the undercarriage and to make it perfectly centered.

-headliner is the worst area in the interior, with no cloth under the sunroof.

-sunroof is leak free, with new rubber seals, however it will need to be adjusted to use it. I never open it so never worked with it.

-no a/c

-manual steering

-slow oil leak, I already replaced the oil pan and gasket, so I’m not positive where it’s from, but not unexpected given the age. Still runs strong, I just check the oil every so often to be safe.

-dash has one area that is sadly starting to finally crack (approximately less than 1/4” long).

- I still have the metal hood and trunk that go with it if you’d prefer.

-the current odometer in the cluster reads 132,xxx miles and is working, however from the history report, the chassis has over 250,xxx miles on it. I didn’t find this out until I listed it on eBay.


I’m motivated to sell for a reasonable offer. Just too many other projects going on and not enough time to enjoy it.


Feel free to contact me with questions. Thank you for viewing my listing

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